John Edward Kelly
Lieutenant General, United States Army
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Lieutenant General John Edward Kelly, U.S.
Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1932-36
Second Lieutenant 1936
Commanding Officer, Company C & H, 29th Infantry Regiment 1936-38 Student, Infantry School 1938-39 Student, Tank School 1939-40 Commanding Officer, Company "B", 66th Infantry Regiment 1940 Student, Laval University 1940-41 Instructor, US. Military Academy 1941-43 Battalion Commander, 26th Infantry Regiment 1943-44 Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment 1944-45 Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 (Supply), 95th Infantry Division 1945 Student, Command & General Staff School 1945-46 Instructor, US. Military Academy 1946-48 Student, Armed Forces Staff College 1948-49 Served with Headquarters, US. European Command 1949-52 Student, Army War College 1952-53 Served with Headquarters, Army Field Forces 1953-54 Commanding Officer, 160th Infantry Regiment 1954 Commanding Officer, 27th Infantry Regiment 1958-59 Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), 4th US. Army 1960-61 Deputy Commanding General, The Infantry School & Center 1961-62 Commander, Military Supply Mission, India 1962-65 Commanding General, IV Corps 1965 Commanding General, 2d Armored Division 1965-67 Assistant Army Deputy Chief of Staff (Personnel) 1967-68 Commandant, National War College 1968-70 Ret. 1970
DSC-Legion of Merit - Bronze Star - Silver
General Kelly died on 2 March 1995 and was buried with full military honors in Section 5 of Arlington National Cemetery.
The General's son, John Edward Kelly, Jr., Captain, United States Army, a 1967 graduate of the United States Military Academy, was killed in action in Vietnam in 1969. Captain Kelly and his wife are also buried in this gravesite.
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Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004